Publication
Title
Homo devient queer : histoire d'une mutation (genre, sexe, littérature)
Author
Abstract
This research is interested in a recent evolution in French literature. Gender and sexuality are ubiquitous within this literature, and in this field, it is notable that what used to be called “homosexuality” is now designed as “queer”. This is much more than new terminology. It is also the introduction of a new paradigm. In the beginning, the image of the “homosexual” was above all a stereotypical male character. What changes did the character undergo in becoming queer? What changes are we witnessing in contemporary French literature? Our male character has found his culture and community, but also discovered how very limiting those two can be. There is richness in the world beyond the binary. Accordingly, literature on gender and sexuality teaches us, as readers, to view the world the world through a queer lens. We can choose to accept instabilities (of identity, of communities…). Moreover, we can celebrate the complexity of life. The future is queer.
Language
French
Publication
Antwerpen : Universiteit Antwerpen, Faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Departement Letterkunde , 2024
Volume/pages
181 p.
Note
Supervisor: Schuerewegen, Franc [Supervisor]
Full text (open access)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Project info
Constructing Gay Identities and Communities through Literary Style in French Gay AIDS Literature between 1989 and 1999.
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Record
Identifier
Creation 13.03.2024
Last edited 26.03.2024
To cite this reference